Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Mactavish Scottish
Scottish surname from the elements "Mac" ("son of") and "Tavish" (Scottish form of "Thomas").
Mac Thighearnáin Irish
Means "descendant of Tighearnán"
Mac Thréinfhir Northern Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Armstrong of Ulster, literally meaning " "son of the strong man".
Mac Uighilín Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Hugelin". the surname was allegedly adopted by the de Mandevilles, a Cambro-Norman family that had conquered an area of north Antrim, a county in Northern Ireland... [more]
MacVeigh Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of McVeigh.
Mac Wattie Irish, Scottish
Mac Wattie son of Watt(Walter)
MacWhorter Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form the surname of the Gaelic 'Mac Chruiteir', meaning 'player of the crwth', a string instrument primarily used in Celtic music. A famous bearer of this surname is the American clergyman, Alexander MacWhorter.
Madal Estonian
Madal is an Estonian surname meaning "low-lying" and "shoal".
Madalvee Estonian
Madalvee is an Estonian surname meaning "low-lying water".
Madanat Arabic
Mainly found in Jordan.
Madanpotra Indian (Rare), Sindhi (Rare), Punjabi (Rare)
Surname of the Arora caste of the Punjab and Sindh.
Mađar Croatian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
Madarame Japanese
From Japanese 斑 (madara) meaning "speckled, spot, blemish" and 目 (me) meaning "eye"
Madariaga Basque
Basque: habitational name from any of various places in Gipuzkoa named Madariaga, from Basque madari ‘pear tree’ + -aga ‘place’.
Madatyan Armenian
Means "son of Madat".
Madbouli Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of Madbouly.
Madbouly Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian surname of unknown meaning.
Maddaloni Italian
It should came from the toponym Maddaloni (Campany, South Italy) which name originates from the Arabic term "magdhal" meaning fortress, stronghold. The last name Maddaloni is typical of the area that includes the provinces of Naples, Caserta and Benevento.
Maddigan Irish (Anglicized)
Derived from Ancient Gaelic O'Madain meaning 'The descendant of the son of the hound'.
Maddocks Welsh
Variant of Maddox.
Maddow Jewish
A famous bearer of this surname is Rachel Anne Maddow (Born on April 1, 1973) whose Jewish ancestors came from Russia and Poland but according to today’s borders would be Ukraine and Lithuania. ... [more]
Maddux Welsh
Variant of Maddox.
Made Estonian
Patronymic surname taken either from the female name Magdaleena or the male name Matteus.
Madeiras Portuguese
Came from the Portuguese Madeira word "wood" or "timber". perhaps the portuguese version of the surname Woods or someone who's from the Portuguese island Madeira
Madej Polish
Either a short form of the given name Amadeusz or a variant of Matej.
Madeley English
English: habitational name from places so named in Shropshire and Staffordshire, named in Old English with the personal name Mada + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
Madera Spanish
describing someone who lived or worked in a forest. the word Madera means "wood" in Spanish. Spanish meaning of surname Wood
Madera Polish, Slovak, Hungarian
Ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).
Madhubuti Swahili
A notable bearer is Haki R. Madhubuti, a writer.
Madi Muslim
Variant of Mahdi.
Madiga Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
Madina Various
Meaning unknown.
Madkins English
Metronymic from a pet form of the personal name Madde.
Madlangsakay Filipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
Madonia Italian
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Madonia, or a regional name for someone from Madonie in Sicily.
Madonna Italian
From the person name Madonna, from donna meaning "lady", bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary.
Madox English
Variant of Maddox.
Madraswala Indian (Parsi)
From Madras (presently Chennai), the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Madrigal Spanish
"Madrigal" comes from from the Venetian madregal "simple, ingenuous," from Late Latin matricalis "invented, original," literally "of or from the womb," from matrix (gen. matricis) "womb."
Madriz Spanish, Catalan
patronymic surname meaning "son of Madrileño"; given to a person that came from Madrid, Spain.
Madroñero Spanish
It literally means "strawberry farmer".
Madrus Estonian
Madrus is an Estonian surname meaning "sailor".
Maduea Thai
Means "fig" in Thai.
Madusanka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Madushanka.
Madushanka Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, delicious, honey".
Madžar Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
Mäe Estonian
Mäe is an Estonian surname meaning "hill".
Maebara Japanese
Maebara is an uncommon Japanese surname that has more than one meaning, depending on the characters used to write it. The first and most common spelling is with the characters for "Before" (前) and "Original" (原)... [more]
Mäehans Estonian
Mäehans is an Estonian surname, a corruption meaning "mountain/hill city".
Maehdon Welsh
Welsh, of undefined origin.
Mæhle Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Denoted someone from a farm in Norway named Mele, ultimately derived from Old Norse melr meaning "dune, sandbank, gravel bank". Alternatively taken from the name of a farm named Male whose name was derived from Old Norse mǫl "pebbles, gravel".
Maejima Japanese
Mae means "Front, Forward" and Jima means "Island". This is a variant of Maeshima.
Mäekalle Estonian
Mäekalle is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain slope".
Mäekivi Estonian
Mäekivi is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain stone".
Mäeloog Estonian
Mäeloog is an Estonian surname meaning "hill windrow".
Mäemets Estonian
Mäemets is an Estonian surname meaning "hill forest".
Maeno Japanese
From Japanese 前 (mae) meaning "front, forward" and 野 (no) meaning "area, field, wilderness".
Mäeorg Estonian
Mäeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "mountain/hill glen".
Mäeots Estonian
Mäeots is an Estonian surname meaning "hill cusp/tip".
Mäepea Estonian
Mäepea is an Estonian surname meaning "hill head" ("top of the hill").
Mäepõld Estonian
Mäepõld is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain field".
Mäesalu Estonian
Mäesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "hill grove".
Maeshima Japanese
Mae means "Front, Forward" and Shima means "Island".
Maestre Portuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from old Spanish and Portuguese maestre meaning 'master', 'master craftsman', 'teacher'.
Maeta Japanese
Variant of Maeda.
Mäetalu Estonian
Mäetalu is an Estonian surname meaning "mountain/hill farmstead".
Maeyamada Japanese
Mae means "Front, Forward", Yama means "Mountain", and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty. The source is in the notes.
Maffessanti Italian
Meaning is overall unknown, but might come from Saint of Matthew. In Italian the name “Maffeo” is an Italian spelling of Matthew and “Santi” means saints, so combined it would be Maffessanti... [more]
Maffia Italian
Variant of Mattia.
Maffione Italian
Possibly a derivative of the given name Maffeo. This surname is from the Puglia region of Barletta, southern Italy.
Maffret French
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Magaña Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
Mag Annaidh Irish
Meaning "son of Annaidh"; the fullest and most correct form of the surname which is usually written Mac Anna or Mac Canna, which see... [more]
Magarang Filipino, Maranao
Means "bright, sharp" in Maranao.
Magbanua Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano magbanwa meaning "townsperson", derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town".
Magbuhos Filipino, Tagalog
Means "douse, pour" in Tagalog.
Mag Céadaigh Irish
It means "son of Céadach".
Magdaleno Spanish
Masculine form of the Biblical name Magdalena.
Magdy Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Majdi chiefly used in Egypt.
Maged Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Majid.
Mag Eiteagáin Irish
It means "son of Eiteagán".
Magellan English
Anglicized form of Magalhães.
Mag Eochagáin Irish
It means "son of Eochagán".
Mag Fhionnáin Irish
Means "descendant of Fionnán"
Maggio Italian
From a nickname or personal name from the month of May, maggio, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a rather obscure goddess of fertility, whose name is derived from the same root as maius "larger" and maiestas "greatness"... [more]
Maggiori Italian
Recorded in many spelling forms including the 'base' form of Maggi, and the diminutives and double diminutives Maggiore, Maggiori, Di Maggio, Maggorini, and many others, this is an Italian surname of Roman (Latin) origins... [more]
Maggs English
Metronymic from the medieval personal name Mag.
Maghery Irish
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
Maghribi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic المغرب (al-Maghrib) meaning "the west", also referring to the country of Morocco. It could be used to refer to a Moroccan person or (in English) someone from the Maghreb region of Northern Africa.
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Magill English
Magindara Cebuano
Magindara is a name of a demigoddess who turned into a mermaid, it is also the name of mythical creatures in the Philippines that are man-eating mermaids. It's a Central Bikol word for "mermaid".
Maglasang Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a forest dweller or a person originally from a forest, derived from Cebuano lasang meaning "forest".
Magner Irish, Ancient Germanic
Irish from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.... [more]
Magnum English
Possibly derived from the given name Magnus.
Magnus Various
From the given name Magnus.
Magnusdóttir Icelandic
Patronymic, used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of Magnus".
Magnuson English
Means "Son of Magnus".
Magnússon Icelandic
Means "son of Magnús" in Icelandic.
Magomadov Chechen
Means "son of Magomed".
Magombo Swahili, African, Swazi (Rare)
Meaning unknown, possibly related from the fore name of the same name. It means "leaves" (verb) in Swahili.
Magondacan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao magondakan meaning "artistic, graceful".
Magowan Northern Irish
Origion person from Ballygowan Co Down Northern Ireland
Magpantay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to align" in Tagalog.
Magpayo Filipino, Tagalog
Means "advise, give advice" in Tagalog.
Magsaysay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "relate, narrate, declare" in Tagalog. A notable bearer was Ramon Magsaysay (1907-1957), the seventh president of the Philippines.
Magtibay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to strengthen" in Tagalog.
Maguadok Chamorro
Chamorro action word for "to dig a hole (in the ground)".
Mahabir Indian, Trinidadian Creole
From Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big" combined with वीर (vīrá) meaning "man, hero, husband".
Mahajan Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali
Means "great (number of) people" or "tradesman, merchant" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with जन (jána) meaning "person, people".
Mahalah African
zambian (tumbuka) name meaning intelligent. "mwana wa mahalah" means intelligent child
Mahapatra Indian, Odia
From the Sanskrit महत् (mahat) "great, large, big" possibly combined with पात्र (pātra) "drinking-vessel, goblet, bowl, cup".
Maharaj Indian, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Trinidadian Creole
Means "great king" or "great ruler" from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign".
Maharana Indian, Odia
Derived from the Sanskrit title महाराणा (maharana) meaning "king of kings", from महा (maha) meaning "great" and राणा (rana) meaning "king".
Maharjan Nepali
Meaning uncertain.
Mahato Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Nepali
From a title given to the head of a village or a well-to-do peasant, possibly derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahat) meaning "great, large, big".
Mahdi Arabic, Persian
From the given name Mahdi.
Mahdizadeh Persian
From the given name Mahdi combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Maher Irish (Rare)
The originally spelling was "O'Meachair" which means the 'kindly' or the 'generous'. The Maher family resided in the O'Carrol... [more]
Maher Croatian
Colloquial term for "master".
Mahi'ai Hawaiian
From the elements "mahi" (farm) and "'ai" (food).
Mahilum Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano mahilom meaning "quiet, still, silent".
Mahinay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "gently" or "slowly" in Cebuano.
Mahlapuu Estonian
Mahlapuu is an Estonian surname derived from "mahlakas"; meaning "lush", "sappy" and "malapert" "tree/wood"; "lush tree".
Mahler German
Variant of Maler, a German occupational surname meaning "painter", particularly a stained glass painter.... [more]
Mahloy English (American)
Mahloy is a misspelling of Malloy by Charles Malloy's (b. 1898, Scotland) elementary school teacher in the Ireland. The surname Malloy is derived from the pre 10th century Old Gaelic name O'Maolmhuidh, meaning the descendant of the Great Chief.
Mahmood Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Mahmud.
Mahmoud Arabic
From the given name Mahmud.
Mahmoudinejad Persian
Means "descendant of Mahmoud" in Persian.
Mahmud Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Mahmud.
Mahmutović Bosnian
Means "son of Mahmut".
Mahon Irish
A shortened form of Mahoney.
Mahrez Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic مُحْرَز (maḥraz) meaning "accomplished, achieved, attained". A notable bearer is Riyad Mahrez (1991-), an Algerian footballer.
Mahto Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of Mahato.
Mahusay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "orderly" in Cebuano.
Mai Chinese
From Chinese 麦 (mài) meaning "wheat, barley, oats". It was adopted as a family name by the descendants of Maiqiu, a figure from the Spring and Autumn Period, or Mai Tiezheng, a Sui dynasty military general.
Mai Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 梅 (mai) meaning "plum".
Mai German
Derived from German der Mai meaning "May", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Maia Portuguese
Habitational name from any of several places named Maia, especially one in Porto.
Maià Catalan
Habitational name from Maià de Montcal, a village in Girona, or any of several other places named with Maià, which is of pre-Roman origin.
Maide Estonian
Maide is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "maidel" meaning "gudgeon (a type of freshwater fish)".
Maides English
Maides is an almost extinct surname which has decreased significantly in popularity since the 19th century, though has always been relatively uncommon. The surname is today most popular in Leicestershire but the family bearing the surname from that area seem to have originated from the south of Warwickshire... [more]
Maidre Estonian
Maidre is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "maidel" meaning "gudgeon" (a type of fish)".
Maimeri Italian
Surname of italian painter and entrepreneur Giovanni (Gianni) Maimeri.
Maimets Estonian
Maimets is an Estonian surname meaning "May forest".
Main Scottish, English, French, Norman
Various origins explained include:... [more]
Maine French
French topographic name from Old French maine ‘dwelling’, ‘residence’, ‘abode’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places so named.
Maine Scottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
Mainé Catalan
Variant of Mainer.
Mair Scottish
A steward, bailiff, or warden.
Mair Welsh
From the given name Mair
Maire French (Swiss)
French Swiss surname ... [more]
Mairena Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Andalusian localities: Mairena, Municipality of Nevada, Mairena del Alcor, or Mairena del Aljarafe.
Maison French, Walloon
Derived from Old French maison "residence", this name used to be given to someone who lived by an important house.
Maison English
Variant of Mayson.
Maison English
Variant spelling of Mason.
Maisonneuve French
Means "new house" in French.
Maitland English, Scottish
Possibly from Mautalant, the name of a place in Pontorson, France meaning "inhospitable" or "bad temper" in Norman French (ultimately from Late Latin malum "bad" and talentum "inclination, disposition"), which was so named because of its unproductive soil; or perhaps it was originally a nickname for an ungracious individual, derived from the same source.
Maitlis Jewish
Means "son of Meytl", a Yiddish female personal name, literally "little Meyte", a Yiddish female personal name derived from Middle High German maget "maid".
Maitre French
occupational name for one who was the head of a craft or trade guild, from Old French maistre ‘master’ (Latin magister).
Maivel Estonian
Maivel is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "maidel" meaning "gudgeon" (a type of freshwater fish).
Maizles Polish
A polish-jewish name with german origins.... [more]
Maizono Japanese
maizono means "dance park". the kanji used are 舞(mai) meaning "dance" and 園 (sono) meaning "park".... [more]
Maiztegi Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality in Bizkaia.
Maj Polish, Jewish
Surname adopted with reference to the month of May, Polish maj. Surnames referring to months were sometimes adopted by Jewish converts to Christianity, with reference to the month in which they were baptized or in which the surname was registered.
Majange Shona
Meaning unknown.
Majeed Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Majid.
Majerle Slovene
Slovene surname Majerle, a variant of the Polish, Czech, and Slovak Majer, which was a status name for "steward, bailiff, tenant farmer, or village headman", from the German Meyer.
Majhi Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Possibly from the Bengali মাঝি (mājhi) meaning "boatman, oarsman, waterman".
Majid Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Majid.
Majidov Dagestani, Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Majid".
Majilom Visayan
Literally "quiet" in Cebuano
Majima Japanese (Rare)
Ma means "Real,Genuine" (this is used most likely,anyway) and Jima means "Island".
Major English
From the Norman given names Malger and Mauger, themselves derived from Germanic madal meaning "council" and gar, geer meaning "spear". A notable bearer of this name is the former British prime minister Sir John Major (1943-).
Majors Norman
Based on the Norman given name Mauger. The name indicates one who is the son of Maugier, an Old French personal name, which is derived from the Old Germanic name Malger, which means council spear.
Majstorović Serbo-Croatian (Rare)
Comes from word majstor meaning master.
Majumdar Bengali
Means "record keeper, archivist" in Bengali, ultimately of Arabic and Persian origin.
Mak Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Mai.
Makar Russian
From the given name Makar.
Makarov Russian
Means "son of Makar".
Makarova Russian
Feminine form of Makarov.
Makepeace English
From a medieval nickname for a skilled conciliator. It was borne by English cricketer Harry Makepeace (1881-1952).
Maker Dutch
From Dutch maken "to make or mend".
Makhachev Avar, Lak
Means "son of Makhach".
Makhlouf Arabic
From the given name Makhlouf.
Makhov Circassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian surname derived from Kabardian махуэ (māx°ă) meaning "day".
Mäki Finnish
Finnish surname from the word mäki meaning "hill".
Makice American (Modern, Rare)
Taken as a new common familyname by Kevin McGrew Isbister and Amy Elizabeth Clendening. They scrambled their initials (KMI and AEC), and came up with “Makice” as their family name.
Makiguchi Japanese
From Japanese 牧 (maki) meaning "shepard" and 口 (guchi) meaning "mouth, opening".
Makimura Japanese
According to Hi!Penal!, this is written in three different ways (different kanji for "maki"), this kanji (牧) meaning "Shepard" and Mura (村) meaning "Village" is an example.
Makino Japanese
Makino means "Shepard Feild".